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Voice-Over Recordings
.Recordings in state-of-the art studios.

.Time-restricted, image- or lip-synched recordings on request.

.Professional actors and directors.

.Large selection of actors.

.Database or live casting on request.

.Implementation of sound effects.

.Conversion of recordings into all common formats.

The German-speaking world has been spoilt by an extremely high standard of dubbing quality in the TV and film industry. No other country invests as much into the dubbing of films. Therefore, your customers expect little less from computer games and software in general.

Unfortunately, that high standard is often not achieved: Too often, a good computer game is devaluated by unsatisfactory localisation and unprofessional voice recordings. In order to avoid this, it is vital to remember that the prevalent standards cannot be met by simple means such as plugging a microphone into a computer.

Furthermore, many games require recordings to be time-restricted, or the voice-overs for FMV sequences to be matched to images or lip movements. For many years, we have been working with professional recording studios which, besides recording voice-overs for software, have also worked on film projects, providing an ideal basis for fulfilling this demanding task.

Over the years, recording scripts have grown larger as well, and it is not unusual these days to have a cast of 100 or more characters, necessitating a large pool of actors. Again, this is no problem for the studios we work with.

Our actor pool comprises experienced dubbing actors and radio presenters, as well as actors with stage, film and TV experience, providing us with a wide range from which to choose when casting for any project. We consider it most important that a voice should suit the character perfectly, as well as being in keeping with the overall context of the program. Moreover, our directors are always diligent in ensuring that the text is spoken with the proper atmosphere and emphasis.

If you would like to be involved in the choice of actors, we are happy to send you samples from a database or hold a live casting for you.

Following the production, the recordings are processed by us and delivered to you in the format you require. You can choose whether you prefer to receive single files in your chosen format, or a completely edited video file. We will gladly comply with your wishes and compose a perfect German version for you.

In short, Effective Media offers you all-round professional recordings.
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Gloomhaven in nationwide awards: 
"Localised by Effective Media, Gloomhaven was voted one of the top ten games from among all board games released in German within Germany in the nationwide awards "Deutscher Spielepreis 2019"."  
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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War:
"+ powerful German voice-overs"  
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Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time:
"(...) story with a few time travel twists and really funny, well-written dialogues."  
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Civilization VI (console version):
"+ good German localisation"  
www.gamestar.de about
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare:
"Modern Warfare actually succeeds better than most instalments of the CoD series at making its characters feel tangible. The acting for the roles of Farah and Price, in particular, is as brilliant as is the contrast between the two (...) + good German & English voice-overs"  
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare:
"The soundtrack with its staggering weapon sounds, directional effects, and good German voice-overs is top-notch (...) In that regard, the campaign of the "new" Modern Warfare really rolls like thunder."  
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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice:
"Publisher Activision also invested in a completely localised German version with very good German dubbing."  
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